The 6th Kidbrooke Beer and Cider Festival is nearly here! We’ll once again be at Charlton Park RFC – those of you who have been before will know what a beautiful venue it is, and those of you visiting for the first time will be surprised and delighted!

Once again, we will have over 50 beers for you to sample, many of them from local breweries including Canopy, Bullfinch, Southwark, Spartan, and Anspach and Hobday, and featuring some special and one-off beers. We’ll also have a couple of dozen ciders, so there’ll be something for everyone.

Food will be provided by vendors including Wandercrust (pizza) and YamYam (Korean street food). Entertainment comes courtesy of Alamuti, who will be playing on Thursday evening, and of Dacre Morris on Saturday afternoon.

This year we are moving to a token system, so you’ll be able to get your glass and your first sheet of tokens at the entry desk and you’ll be ready to go! Refunds will be available for any unused tokens, or if you prefer you can donate the value of your unused tokens to charity – we are supporting Aurora Options, who work to empower people with learning disabilities. We’ll accept card payments as well as cash for the tokens and you’ll be able to buy more in the hall, so there’s no need to worry about running out!

The festival is open from 23-25 May, from 12pm to 10.30 pm each day. Buses 132 and 286 run close to the venue, which is about a 15-minute walk from Kidbrooke station – the route will be signposted. The address is Charlton Park RFC, 60a Broad Walk, London SE3 8NB. Admission is £1 for CAMRA members and £2 for non-members.

Whilst we don’t provide specific entertainment for children, they’re more than welcome to attend – soft drinks will be available at the club bar. The venue is also dog-friendly.

The festival will be supporting the #EveryoneWelcome initiative, which sets out to provide beer venues and events with a strong statement that everyone who walks through the door is welcome regardless, of their gender, sexual orientation, race, health, religion, age or disability.

Special thanks must go to our festival sponsors, Southwark Brewing, Mechanic Brewery, the River Ale House and the Long Pond.

If you have any questions ahead of your visit, drop us a line at festivals@sel.camra.org.uk and we’ll do our best to answer them – otherwise we’ll see you there!

Update: We now have the beer and cider lists.

Kidbrooke Beer Festival 2019 Flyer

A schedule of all beer festivals within the London area can be found on the CAMRA London Region website.

Other Local Beer Festivals

A schedule of all beer festivals within the London area can be found on the CAMRA London Region website.

The Great British Beer Festival (GBBF) happens once a year in West London.